Friday, July 25, 2008

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

I love chocolate syrup. On my icecream, drizzled over angel food cake, in my coffee, you get the picture...
However, I know that Corn Syrup is a main ingredient in store bought chocolate syrup and that stuff is just NOT good for you! Look it up. :)

So, here is a recipe that I use for chocolate Syrup. It is versatile in that if you make it with water, it is more like the store bought kind, if made with 1/2 and 1/2 it turns out like fudge topping for ice cream.

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
dash salt
1 cup water OR milk OR 1/2 n' 1/2
1 tsp vanilla

Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan; stir with whisk. Whisk in water (or milk), and mix until smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil, and allow it to boil for 1 min. 30 sec., stirring constantly - don't let it boil over the top. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp. Stir in Vanilla.

Variations and Tips:
  • I like to use Sucanet instead of sugar, but this will give it a slightly "molasses" flavor, sometimes I use 1/2 sucanet and 1/2 sugar
  • Sometimes I will add 1 tsp cinnoman to the dry ingredients
  • The longer you let it boil, the thicker and/or harder it becomes, so be careful
  • I have found the best consistency comes with 3/4 cup skim milk and 1/4 cup water

Store in fridge. :)


  1. Hi Kathy,

    My mom made homemade chocolate syrup for me when I was growing up. She did the basic cocoa, sugar, water,a little salt, and added the vanilla after it boiled version. I don't think she actually measured anything. Your post really took me back to my roots.

    I love your blog and will be back to visit.

  2. I need to start making that again. I don't know why I stopped.
    See you soon sister.

  3. YUM!! I should have known it was that easy. I will have to make some. How long does it last in the fridge - or is it ever there long enough to find out?! :)